Due to the lockdown in the country, the daily revision in oil prices was stopped for more than 2 months. However, it started again from June 7 and since then prices have been continuously increasing.
New Delhi: For the first time in the history of the country, diesel prices have outpaced petrol prices. Oil prices have increased for the 18th consecutive day in the country. Although there was no change in the prices of petrol on Wednesday 24 June, but the price of diesel has increased by 48 paise. With this, the price of diesel in Delhi has increased by 12 paise more than petrol.
Diesel just ahead in Delhi
There was no change in the price of petrol on Wednesday and currently its price in Delhi remains at Rs 79.76. However, after the increase in the price of diesel, the new rate has been increased to Rs 79.88 per liter. This is the first time in history when the price of petrol in the country was less than that of diesel.
However, this situation is only in Delhi. The rate of diesel is still lower than petrol in the rest of the country. VAT is also a reason for the increased price in Delhi. The Delhi government had increased the VAT rate on diesel during the lockdown.
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At the same time, despite the decrease in the price of crude oil in the global market, questions are being raised on the central government due to the increase in oil prices for the 18th consecutive day in the country. Recently, Congress President Sonia Gandhi also expressed concern over this by writing a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and appealed to the government to rein in oil prices.